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Bullock Series opens with saxophone-electric guitar duo

Ariel Kasler and Bobbi Thompson
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Ariel Kasler and Bobbi Thompson

A unique program for amplified saxophone and electric guitar kicks off the long-running Bullock Series tonight at 7:30 pm at Western Michigan University. Originally from Twin Falls, Idaho, Bobbi Thompson teaches saxophone at Western University in London, Ontario. Israeli-born guitarist Ariel Kasler teaches at Bowling Green University. Their Thompson-Kasler project has commissioned new music to be written for their saxophone-electric guitar combination, and the program will be full of new works. Cara Lieurance spoke to Thompson and Kasler for a preview of the concert.

Cara Lieurance is the local host of NPR's All Things Considered on 1021 WMUK and covers local arts & culture on Let's Hear It on 89.9 Classical WMUK weekday mornings at 10 - 11 am.